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No I'm not crying, you're crying. Claudio Ranieri bid farewell to Roma last night after managing the final game of his second stint in charge and the likeable Italian was overcome with emotion.
Only eight days after being given the sack by Fulham, Ranieri was instated as Roma boss until the end of the season in March following the dismissal of Eusebio di Francesco.
He was unable to steer the Giallorossi into a Champions League place, finishing in sixth place.
But last night Roma fans expressed their gratitude to their Ranieri, a boyhood Roma fan who went on to play and manage the club.
Ultras in the Curva Sud revealed a Ranieri tribute banner that read: "In a moment of need, you answered the call. Now, receive the appreciation of your people."
And as supporters sang his name during the match, the 67-year old was in floods of tears as he saluted the Roma faithful in a truly wonderful moment.
You just cannot dislike Ranieri. He is one of the nicest men in football and always has a touch of class about him. To see him get such a special send-off at the Stadio Olimpico was really heartwarming.
Of course Ranieri was not the only one having his Roma swansong as more significantly, Daniele De Rossi played his final game for his beloved club after 18 years of service in the capital.
:heart::yellow_heart: Last night, the Stadio Olimpico said goodbye to Daniele De Rossi as he played his final game for Roma- Premier Sports :tv: (@PremierSportsTV) May 27, 2019
:stadium: 616 games
:soccer: 63 goals
:trophy: 2 Coppa Italia
:trophy: 1 Supercoppa Italiana
Captain. Leader. Legend. :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/gvY1cedsa1
Roma fans may not approve of the manner of his exit but they gave their hero the most incredible reception. The 35-year old teared up throughout, hugging Francesco Totti and all of his teammates as well as bringing on his son Noah to say goodbye after 616 appearances.
Some tribute to Daniele De Rossi. When he hugs Totti, pic.twitter.com/ftVMaHbZcj- FK :coffee::snake: (@fkhanage) May 27, 2019
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